Torey Van Oot
23 hours ago - News

What's next for Minneapolis' 3rd Precinct police station

minneapolis third precinct building borded up and fenced

Photo: KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Image

Minneapolis has identified two potential sites for reestablishing the 3rd Police Precinct that was destroyed during the civil unrest sparked by the murder of George Floyd.

Driving the news: The city is considering rebuilding the South Minneapolis police station at its former location at the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and East Lake Street or on a city-owned lot that's about a half-mile farther north, per a news release sent Wednesday.

Audrey Kennedy
Mar 29, 2023 - News

Women are underrepresented in Minnesota's statues

Mary Tyler Moore's statue depicts her fictional character's introduction to Minneapolis. Photo: Nick Halter/Axios

Like most places in the U.S., Minnesota's inventory of monuments is male-dominated.

Why it matters: Statues have historically represented our values by putting people on literal pedestals, but the lack of them depicting literal women presents a lopsided and biased view of American history, Axios' Chelsea Brasted reports.

Playground, pickleball court proposed for Pedro Park redesign

Rendering of Pedro Park redesign with green lawn, people sitting and walking, a playground and covered seating in distance

A rendering shows the park's lawn with amenities in the background. Image courtesy of City of St. Paul.

A playground, a pickleball court and space for public art could be coming to St. Paul's Pedro Park.

Driving the news: The city released draft renderings Monday showing the planned makeover of the site at 10th St. E and Robert St. N.

Torey Van Oot
Mar 24, 2023 - News

These Minnesota license plates were deemed too naughty for the road

Illustration of Minnesota license plate with symbols implying a swear word.

Illustration: Allie Carl, Maura Losch/Axios

Minnesota drivers requested dozens of custom license plates that state officials deemed too raunchy for the road in 2022.

Driving the news: The explicit submissions were among the more than 160 vanity plate applications ultimately denied or rescinded last year, data Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services provided to Axios.

Torey Van Oot
Mar 23, 2023 - News

St. Paul panel recommends property tax hike to pay for preschool for low-income families

Illustration of a wooden bead and wire child's play set with a dollar sign created from the twisting wire

Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

A proposal to raise St. Paul property taxes to cover the cost of preschool for kids in low-income families is back in the city council's hands.

Driving the news: An advisory committee presented a report to the council Wednesday recommending the creation of a citywide funding source "dedicated to early learning" for Saint Paul children 5 and under.

Nick Halter
Mar 23, 2023 - News

Hackers post Minneapolis schools data

Illustration of a fish hook surrounded by multiple cursors

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The group taking credit for hacking Minneapolis Public Schools has followed through on its promise to post the data online.

What's happening: The hackers, who go by Medusa, have uploaded a 100-gigabyte file that they claim is the data they stole during a February breach, cybersecurity expert Brett Callow tweeted.

Audrey Kennedy
Mar 21, 2023 - News

Minnesota Renaissance Festival given 10 weeks to address parking and traffic issues or shut down

Fairgoers at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Photo: Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Scott County is giving the Minnesota Renaissance Festival 10 weeks to come up with a traffic and parking management plan, or else officials will shut down the event.

Context: Traffic to get into last year's festival in Shakopee was often backed up for miles — blocking major area roads and frustrating fairgoers and Scott County residents.

Twin Cities evictions climb post-pandemic

Reproduced from Eviction Lab; Chart: Axios Visuals

Eviction filings in the Twin Cities continue to exceed pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the Eviction Lab.

Driving the news: Researchers with the Princeton University-based project logged 1,173 filings in the Twin Cities last month, nearly double the historical average of 599.

Twin Citiespostcard

Get a free daily digest of the most important news in your backyard with Axios Twin Cities.


Support local journalism by becoming a member.

Learn more